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om·e·let

also om·e·lette  (ŏm′ə-lĭt, ŏm′lĭt)
n.
A dish consisting of beaten eggs cooked until set and folded over, often around a filling.

[French omelette, from Old French amlette, alteration of alumette, variant of alumelle, probably from (la) lemelle, (the) knife blade, from Latin lāmella, diminutive of lāmina, thin plate.]

omelette

(ˈɒmlɪt) or

omelet

n
(Cookery) a savoury or sweet dish of beaten eggs cooked in fat
[C17: from French omelette, changed from alumette, from alumelle sword blade, changed by mistaken division from la lemelle, from Latin (see lamella); apparently from the flat shape of the omelette]
omelet, omelette - Omelet has also been written omelette, amulet, and aumelet; omelet's root sense is "thin layer" or "crepe," and it was first described in English as a "pancake of eggs."
See also related terms for pancake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.omelette - beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just setomelette - beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
firm omelet - eggs beaten with milk or cream and cooked until set
fluffy omelet - souffle-like omelet made by beating and adding the whites separately
egg foo yong, egg fu yung - omelet containing onions and celery and chopped meat or fish
Translations
omeleta
omelet
munakasomeletti
omlet
omletttojáslepény
eggjakaka
オムレツ
오믈렛
omletas
omlete
omeleta
omleta
omelett
ไข่เจียว
trứng ốp lết

omelette

omelet [ˈɒmlɪt ˈɒmlət] nomelette f
cheese omelette → omelette au fromage omelette panomelette pan npoêle f à frire

omelette

, (US) omelet
nOmelett(e) nt; you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs (Prov) → wo gehobelt wird, da fallen Späne (Prov)

omelette

omelet [ˈɒmlɪt] nfrittata, omelette f inv
ham/cheese omelette → omelette al prosciutto/al formaggio

omelette,

omelet

(ˈomlit) noun
eggs beaten and fried sometimes with vegetables, meat etc. a mushroom omelette.

omelette

أُومْلِيتُ omeleta omelet Omelett ομελέτα tortilla munakas omelette omlet omelette オムレツ 오믈렛 omelet omelett omlet omeleta, omelete омлет omelett ไข่เจียว omlet trứng ốp lết 煎蛋
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Oh, the lots of omelettes all frying together in my head; and all frying wrong
Wragge, catching instantly at a word in connection with cookery, and harnessing her head to the omelette for the rest of the evening.
She had advanced her imaginary omelette to the critical stage at which the butter was to be thrown in -- that vaguely-measured morsel of butter, the size of your thumb.
She had advanced the imaginary omelette to the last stage of culinary progress; and she was now rehearsing the final operation of turning it over -- with the palm of her hand to represent the dish, and the cookery-book to impersonate the frying-pan.
So long as the hens lay eggs and the cow gives milk we can have omelettes and junket.
If his omelettes - if his fricandeaux were inestimable, what littérateur of that day would not have given twice as much for an "Idée de Bon-Bon" as for all the trash of "Idées" of all the rest of the savants ?
Yet in the indulgence of a propensity so truly classical, it is not to be supposed that the restaurateur would lose sight of that intuitive discrimination which was wont to characterize, at one and the same time, his essais and his omelettes.
In attempting des oeufs a la Princesse, he had unfortunately perpetrated an omelette a la Reine; the discovery of a principle in ethics had been frustrated by the overturning of a stew; and last, not least, he had been thwarted in one of those admirable bargains which he at all times took such especial delight in bringing to a successful termination.
Hot mutton chops, fried chicken, omelettes, fried potatoes and coffee-- all excellent.
the hair which is not on the heads of your hussies one finds in your omelettes.
We have a cook whose omelettes are only excelled by her cutlets.
One of your excellent omelettes, my good Annette," he answered, "if your hand has not lost its cunning